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Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Captain Splarg, Sep 21, 2003.
I'm sure he'll still be No.1
About 10 minutes ago Glenn Hoddle parted company with Spurs.
Although he will be hoping that the new guy didn't see what caused the corner for Southampton's first goal yesterday (a sliced kick by Keller).
There have been rumours up here of McLeish going there, he has yet to sign a contract extension with Rangers. But it would be a strange time for him to move (and a strange club to move to!). Also there have been rumours from the Spurs end of Martin O'Neill, but this is also unlikely in my view.
People can say what they want about scottish football, but you would have to be mad to leave Rangers or Celtic to goto a club like Spurs.
haha.... Glenn Roeder? Brian Kidd?
I love how spurs fans think they have such a big club... I bet they think they are going to get Sven as their manager now!
I'm going out on a limb here...but I'm thinking Spurs are wanting an improvement..
This actually probably has ramifications for Bobby Convey as well. A manager who has previously shown an interest in his talents (think Souness and Moyes WRT Friedel and McBride) is now out of work.
Hoddle has a good chance to land on his feet somewhere, and he may renew his interest in Convey when he gets there.
and convey can move to any english or euro club he wishes (pending another work permit) at the next window... just not spurs.
so we could very well see bobby leave with hoddle again if glenn can find another home by december.
Oh great .Convey to Rochdale.....
I'd be surprised if Hoddle gets another managing job anytime soon.
But I have heard rumors that he would go to Reading. Don't know what their left side situation is but it could be a good move for Convey, D1 club with a chance at promotion.
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Not true. Well, half not true.
1. Only Britain (not England) has the WP rules. So yeah, he can go to any Euro club.
2. But he can't go anywhere in Britain for a year. And it's obvious why if you think about it. He didn't meet the standards. And those standards are independent of the club.
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sorry dave, i sometimes forget that wales, northern ireland, and scotland have leagues.
every country has work permit rules regarding soccer players (even the us). britain simply has some of the strictest in the world.
and he can (from what i've heard... which could be completely wrong) go before another tribunal with a uk club within the year, as long as its not spurs... which could be worth it as the panels change.
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Trust me on this one...Dave's read the regulations.
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actually, dave's expertise is child transfer laws.
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Well, i'm with Dave on this one. The laws say that he can't apply at all for the WP for 1 year, so he will be torturing me with mediocre play at DCU for most of next season as well.
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well, it's entirely possible that i heard incorrect information. i am just going by what several spurs supporters wrote on the glory-glory boards.
... and the child transfer thing was an inside dave/adu joke.
IIRC, Italy also has WP rules. Anyway, if Convey's permit had gone through, he could become burried on the bench with a new manager who does not trust the new, unproven kid.
Robert Burch? Yes, I think Kasey's position is safe for now.
Interestingly, there's a report that lists O'Neill (Celtic), Souness (Blackburn) and Curbishley (Charlton) as the shortlist to replace Hoddle.
Keller played for O'Neill at Leicester, where he was first choice, but there was never a shortage of whining and foot-dragging when it came to making Keller available for USA matches. And quite frankly, given the state of Spurs vis-a-vis Celtic and Blackburn, why would either O'Neill or Souness jump ship?
its not like Convey is married to Glenn Hoddle. If he strikes interest (which he probably has) he can goto any club outside the UK over the winter break.
I think Convey needs to win a starting position with DCU first.
A couple of points.
A) Keller's position is not in jeopard unless Spurs bring in another keeper.
B)Souness has said no, as has McLeish. Other possibles, not noted here, are Raddy Antic (led Barca to 6th in SPL after being in relegation near Christmas) and Hiddink (who is though to have "strenghtened" his ties with PSV).
C)Convey cannot play in Britian - professionally - for 1 year. After that time, he can reapply for a work permit. All countries have WP rules (somebody went over German WP rules in detial last season) but some are more strict (Britian) than others (Spain).
That being said, I echo the statement that Hoddle will not get a job for a while. He has burned too many bridges and things need to settle down a bit.
Antic is the favourite for the job, and has been the entire time. They aren't even taking bets on the next manager now after several people called in VERY large bets on Raddy being appointed.
David Ginola has also expressed interest in the job. On a Football365 poll "Who would make a better Spurs manager" Jennifer Aniston is beating Ginola 84%-16%
But who has better hair?
That is awesome. That is sigmaterial stuff